This past weekend I attended Hack for MN 2014, Minnesota’s National Day of Civic Hacking event, organized nationally by Code for America. Minnesota’s event partnered with the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness and MN.IT (the state’s government information technology people) to do a service design challenge focused on ending veteran homelessness in the state.

I went to work a bit with the folks I met at Capitol Code on the API Store, and I spent some time floating around and working on other random projects.

AND! I met Dana, one of the founders of PyLadiesTC: a local chapter of an international organization of women who program in Python. I told her that I work with data and am interested in building my data analysis skills but wasn’t sure how to do that, exactly. I am so excited to join up with these ladies!